Summer camps highlight CoT programs
NJROTC camp participants learned about electric vehicles while they helped collect research data about their performance.
It was a busy camps season for the College of Technology. The Office of Diversity hosted six camps for a variety of age groups to spur interest in technology as an academic discipline.
With the help of CoT faculty, staff and students, 181 potential students experienced a wide range of technology activities. They explored computer programming with Alice, experienced 3-D painting, completed teamwork and building construction challenges and learned how technology relates to cheerleading. Another 27 students came to campus for an intensive five-week program to prepare them for their first year at Purdue.
The participants included 52 Navy Junior ROTC cadets. The NJROTC organization contacted the College of Technology last year about creating a camp experience for their students, and it will be repeated during summer 2011.
The SPIRIT camp, CGT camp and guitar workshops attracted students and participants interested in information technology, computer graphics and building guitars.
More campus visit and camp experiences are planned this fall. See the full list of CoT camps.